ART & SPACE Gallery at the UNPAINTED Media Art Fair
January 17, 2014 - January 20, 2014
ART & SPACE Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the UNPAINTED media art fair, which takes place in Munich from 17 till 20 January 2014 in the Postpalast, Wredestraße 10, 80335 München Vernissage: Thursday, January 16, 17:00-21:00
ART & SPACE Gallery is going to showcase the innovative works by Russian artist Konstantin Khudyakov and breathtaking interactive video installations by German artist Frieder Weiss.
Artist – FRIEDER WEISS
“Schlamp”, 2003 Interactive video installation Concept and Choreography: Emily Fernandez Interactive System Design: Frieder Weiss Konstantin Khudyakov – is a distinguished Russian artist. He was born in Russia in 1945. He took his degree in Architecture in the Moscow Institute of Architecture (State Academy). He lives and works in Moscow. Khudyakov uses digital technology as an essential part of his creative and presentation process. Khudyakov is one of the first artists in Russia to use digital media, inventing “Multi – Touch Art”, through which digital images are processed on a computer and then presented on an interactive screen. Always fascinated by an idiosyncratic perception of the world around him, he has tried (first as an architect and then as an artist) to interact and change the viewer’s own perception. Khudyakov connects the microcosm with the macrocosm: he peers intently into the smallest details of the world (the series “Life of Insects”) and creates his own version of the “Last Supper”, presented at the 54th Venice Art Biennale 2011. Since 2010 Konstantin Khudyakov has been completely focused on creative holography. His pioneer light box with hologram named “Karl Marx”, depicting popular Jean Blanchaert, resembling Karl Heinrich Marx, the German philosopher, was exhibited also at the 54th Venice Art Biennale 2011, within the famous Glasstress project. Holographic stereograms are being constructed from a sequence of still photographic images shot from different angles. These could be taken by a high-resolution digital camera which moves along a rail taking 160 images over several seconds, and subsequently a 3-D data scanner. Or they could be taken digitally, from 3-dimensional object. Being integrated into a LED light box, holograms become a part of the accomplished artwork. Frieder Weiss – is a Berlin based video and installation artist and an expert in real-time computing and interactive computer systems in performance art. He is the author of video motion sensing software especially designed for use with dance, music and computer art. The systems work with infrared cameras overlooking the projection area and triggering sounds and videos. Inspired by his early works with Australian Dancer Emily Fernandez he developed an aesthetic which tightly integrates visual media with the moving body. Frieder created the video projections and interactive technologies for Chunky Move’s recent works ‘Glow’ and ‘Mortal Engine’. For his contribution on ‘Glow’ he was rewarded with a ‘Green Room award’ for ‘Design in Dance’. Mortal Engine was awarded the 2008 Live Performance Australia Helpmann Award for Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production. Other recent works were developed with Long Beach opera (Los Angeles), the Moscow state circus, phase7 (Berlin), Helga Pogatschar, Cesc Gelabert in Munich, Eike von Stukkenbrok, Berlin, Kylie Minogue (London) and others. He is working as projection designer on King Kong, a broadway music theatre production by Global Creatures. Frieder is developing media installations which have been temporarily or permanently installed in places like Science Museum Phaeno, Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Natlab Eindhoven, Creativity Unlimited in Gothenburg and numerous other occasions.